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CFSC Joins Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina in turning North Carolina Blue on Wear Blue Day 2018

Contact:

Sarah Reidy-Jones

Marketing Coordinator

(704) 943-9409

sreidy@childrenfamily.org

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 Children & Family Services Center Joins Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina in turning North Carolina Blue on Wear Blue Day 2018

 

CFSC is encouraging everyone in North Carolina to take action on behalf of children during Child Abuse Prevention Month

 

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 11, 2018) – On Friday, April 13, Children & Family Services Center joins Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina in Wear Blue Day, a day dedicated to bringing awareness to effective child abuse and neglect prevention efforts.

 “Wear Blue Day is a wonderful opportunity to show the impact we can all have on the families and children in our communities,” said Sharon Hirsch, Prevent Child Abuse NC President and CEO. “From public health officials to law enforcement officers to parent advocates, Wear Blue Day is a chance to show the different ways everyone can invest upstream in prevention, no matter who you are. This is about all of us!”

This year, Prevent Child Abuse NC will use Wear Blue Day to highlight ways that people can prevent child abuse by mentoring, donating or becoming advocates in their community.

You can get involved in Wear Blue day by:

  • Wearing blue on April 13 and telling people you are participating in a day to highlight the importance of investing upstream in children and families.
  • Taking a picture of yourself and your colleagues all dressed in blue and sharing it on your favorite social media platform using the #WearBlueDay hashtag!
  • Sharing a story of how you help mentor children, advocate for policies that keep kids safe, or donate time or money to a local child serving organization and inspire others to get involved during Child Abuse Prevention Month.

“We encourage everyone in Charlotte to check out the hashtag #WearBlueDay on Twitter and Facebook to see how they can get involved during Child Abuse Prevention Month,” said Sarah Reidy-Jones, Marketing Coordinator from Children & Family Services Center.

 “North Carolina spends $2 billion annually in downstream costs, in social services, medical costs, juvenile justice, education, foster care, and more,” said Hirsch. “We know that when we invest upstream in programs that are built on science, we can strengthen families and help reduce child abuse and neglect.”

 For more information on child abuse prevention or to learn more about what you can do to help, visit Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina on the web at www.preventchildabusenc.org.

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About Children & Family Services Center

The Children & Family Services Center, a five-story office building in uptown Charlotte, was built in 2003 through a public/private collaboration. This innovative partnership of community resources enables these agencies to work together to improve the lives of children and families in our community. The non-profit agencies that share space in the Children & Family Services Center serve more than 198,600 children and families annually in Mecklenburg County and across the state. In the last decade, the Center has become the hub of non-profit activity in Charlotte and a national model for public-private partnerships and multi-agency cooperation.

Fellow partner agencies include A Child’s Place, CareRing, Communities in Schools, Community Link, Council for Children’s Rights, the Regional AIDS Interfaith Network (RAIN), Renaissance West Community Initiative, SafeAlliance (formerly United Family Services), Smart Start, socialserve.com and Supportive Housing Communities. For more information contact Sarah Reidy-Jones, Communications Coordinator, at (704) 943-9409 or childrenfamily.org.

 About Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina

Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC) is the leading statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing child abuse and neglect. Through collaboration with partners across North Carolina, PCANC works with communities to build safe, stable, nurturing relationships for all children. PCANC is the North Carolina chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America. For more information contact Kristie Demers, Communications Coordinator, at (919) 829-8009, ext. 619 or kdemers@preventchildabusenc.org.